Cannes, a mythical city associated with the film industry for its annual Festival and known for La Croisette promenade, is also to be discovered through its museums: the La Castre Museum, the Sea Museum, La Malmaison, the Childhood Museum... a cultural journey through history. Cannes showcases a regional heritage for you to discover during your stay at the Hotel Gray d'Albion.
The La Castre Museum
The La Castre Museum is part of what remains from a fortress of the monks of Lérins, built in the 11th century to protect themselves against enemy invasions from both the sea and the inland. Perched on the top of Cannes, on the hill of Le Suquet, the La Castre Museum tells you the story of Cannes through the collections of Baron Lycklama, an ethnology enthusiast. The museum brings together objects from local archaeological excavations and from trips around the world, as well as antiques, paintings and ceramics from a distant past. The primitive artworks and achievements from around the world are subtly mixed with those of the Fine Arts Museum to produce a very rich collection!
The history of fishing and navigation in Cannes will no longer keep secrets from you.
Guided tours are available, including for children.
The museum’s tower is worth a little effort to climb its 116 steps and enjoy a magnificent view over the bay and the Esterel Massif.
Don’t forget to visit the Suquet quarter
and its picturesque alleys; this will make you want to stroll all night long. Its distinctly Southern
restaurants will serve you delicious regional dishes. Plunge into life of Cannes...
Musée de La CastreLe Suquet – Parking ForvilleTel: 04 93 38 55 26http://www.culture.gouv.fr/cultureOctober to March: open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 to 5:00 pmApril to June and in September: open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 to 6:00 pm (closed on Mondays and May 1st)July and August: open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pmLate night on Wednesdays until 9:00 pm in June, July, August and September